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Should UConn Bring Back Randy Edsall As Head Football Coach?

Posted 4 months.

4 Comments

  • Scott Pare - 3 months ago

    Many companies have an open door return for those really good employees. A smart employee is always looking to better themselves. A smart employer would know to keep that door open. People are human and are always going to test the waters.

  • Julie - 3 months ago

    At long last, have we no pride at all?

    Is there no one else out there with the experience and motivation to do the job, who didn't just dump us a few years ago?

    It makes me feel like a desperate girl who will take anyone just to go to the prom.

  • Julie Testa - 3 months ago

    At long last, have we no pride at all?

    Is there no one else out there with the experience and motivation to do the job, who didn't just dump us a few years ago?

    It makes me feel like a desperate girl who will take anyone just to go to the prom.

  • Charles - 3 months ago

    I hope local media do their due diligence in fully vetting this hire. It is common knowledge that the past two hires of Pasqualoni and Diaco were well-received by the locals who only later acknowledged that they were somewhat cowed by lofty projections pertaining to in-state talent and glossy presentations that were long on style but short on substance. I refer specifically to rather abrupt turnaround as Diaco was let go barely 48 hours before Edsall's hiring was announced. So what was the timeline of events? Did Edsall reach out first and if so, when? Or did the University? With such a short time between Diaco's termination and Edsall's hiring, what other candidates were considered? What interviews took place? The new AD had no connection with Edsall so how was it his team so quickly arrived at Edsall as the best candidate from what had to be a slew of qualified applicants? To what degree did past successes play into this decision as compared to Edsall's rather tumultuous tenure at Maryland? Was the latter even considered? In the end, what criteria were taken into account to convince the intelligentsia on Jim Calhoun Way that Edsall was the best candidate for this job now? If these questions are not raised given the rapidity of this process, I fear supporters of UCONN football might well be kicking themselves in 2-3 years. As has been said often concerning the current plight of UCONN football and the future of its athletic programs more generally, its very future may hinge on deciphering the mystery that has been this week's events.

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